• October 20th, 2019

Youth

Opinion: Where Did We Go Wrong With Men

There have been some unbelievable stories in the headlines this year, especially when it comes to rape. Some of these acts are things you would think could never happen, not even in one’s wildest dream. At times,

Opinion: The Year of NO – Part 4

When you wake up one morning and decide that everything you have ever dreamed of will become your reality, you go through a series of phases. In most instances, it starts off with an energy that propels you to

Opinion: The Year of No – PART 2

What if I told you everything you are today is as a result of the decisions you made every single day prior to this moment right now? What if I told you that everything happens for a reason? What if I told you that

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Motivated by humble stories of people

WINDHOEK – She says one thing that motivates her is humble life stories of people who have worked their way from the bottom to the top. “I am inspired by my grandparents because they are a constant reminder for

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Scholarships awarded to 57 Namibians

WINDHOEK – The Chinese government recently held a send-off ceremony for 57 Namibian students who after a vigorous vetting and interviewing process were granted the opportunity to study at institutions of

Edward Ndopu, defying odds

WINDHOEK- Edward Ndopu is a young African who is setting the wheels in motion to become the first physically disabled commercial astronaut. “The idea is to broadcast a televised address from a spaceship

Be mindful of what you are doing, says Nesongano 

WINDHOEK - The biggest lesson he has learnt in life is to be mindful of what he is doing. Mufaro Njabulo Nesongano says so often, people get caught up in the past or the future and forget to appreciate the current moment that life is presenting them. Therefore, he has learnt to live in the moment as much as possible.

Opinion: Men are Trash for Dummies 101

I was in a room filled with three men and two women. Three men were so oblivious to their privilege that they felt that they could argue why men are not trash. The argument went back and forth as they argued

Recognizing Others

In almost every way measurable the world and the people, in general, have made great strides in advancing the human species. From medicines and cures that eliminated life-threating diseases, to global recognition of

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Heroes' Day tribute song

OMUTHIYA – The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology’s Oshikoto regional office, as the custodian of ICT development, hosted auditions that saw various aspiring artists compete for an opportunity to use their talent and vocals on producing an in-house Heroes' Day tribute song.

For the Good of Sports

There is no doubt that in recent years sport has been getting a great deal of success and coverage both on and off the field. There has been an insurgence in sport and physical activities and interests in the

We are different

After carefully laying out my plans and vision for life, I sealed the book that would guide my life. I had it all figured out, I knew at what age I expected to finish varsity, I knew where I intended to complete my post-graduate degree and I knew at what age I wanted to get married and with how many kids.

Bright Hill Pre-School gets N$85 000 from German Embassy

WINDHOEK - The Bright Hill Pre-School situated in Okuryangava in the Katutura suburb received an amount of N$ 85 244 from the German Embassy recently. Founders and directors of the pre-school, Franz-Josef and Anne Mueller have a heart for education and decided to establish the pre-school in 2000.

Simplicity is King

“Well, most times we kind of ignore the most obvious things about life. One of life’s ironies.” Any chance I get, I will always try to ask for advice and guidance from those I look up to and inspired by.

The beauty of learning

In every given situation, there is room to learn. It is with this thinking that I approach all things in life. I have long since made peace with the fact that there will always be something you do not know, a book you have not read and a philosophy you are yet to discover. 

Do your Part: Fight the drought

With the current issues and events happening in the country, we still have a drought ripping through the land, something that the whole nation should help with as it affects everyone. Everyone has an obligation and part

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Let bygones be bygones

I have spent much of my life looking into the lives of people I admire. I have always been one who believes in the power of learning and not making mistakes that can be avoided by learning from those that have

Diversity is important

There was a day I came across a lovely little girl. I was visiting with a friend who knew her mother, and immediately talk to the precious little girl. In no time she got comfortable and started chatting to me. She was

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Youth share views on voting

With Namibia’s elections slated for November, Youth Corner’s Aletta Shikololo and Paheja Siririka gauged the young people’s views on whether the youth are interested in voting.

Religious Education

On paper, it is claimed that Namibia is a Christian nation, over 90 percent of the population are believed to follow the Christian faith. This is a great because we have a dominant religion and its principles should be felt and taught countrywide.

You need to stop wishing

There is something about being in your twenties that puts immense pressure on you. It is as though you are fast walking in a race and no matter how much you try to run, you cannot seem to get yourself to do

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Leena Iitula the passionate educator

Leena Iitula was born in a small village of Okakonya in Oshana Region where she completed her early primary education. Her parents later moved to Ongwediva for better education for her and her four younger

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FNB collects pads for schoolgirls

WINDHOEK – With the aim of keeping a girl child in school, First National Bank (FNB) Namibia encouraged its employees to donate sanitary pads at their recent basketball pad drive which took place last week. 

The Youth Must Take Responsibility

It is well established that the majority of the Namibian population is made up of the youth, almost everything that happens in the country revolves around the youth, whether it’s positive or not. Youth in their very nature

Backsliding

Earlier in the year at our independence celebrations, our guest Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya

The past, present and future fear

I woke up this morning, in a haze, with my heart beating against my chest. It took me a moment to regain my equilibrium and realise I was terrified. I had to sit still for a good minute, to give myself sufficient time to

Prideful Month For The LGBTI Community

At the core of a full and free life is the ability for one to have the freedom to make his or her own choices. One should be free to make a choice on their own, without any forces or fears dictating them. That is what we

Self-Sabotage

How good is good enough? When is a break too long? When is the right time to take a break? How hard should I be on myself? Am I doing all I can? Why do you keep self-sabotaging yourself?

Sanlam launches cultural programme for learners

WINDHOEK- Sanlam Namibia launched its fifth cultural initiative dubbed the Sanlam My Culture My Life programme. The roadshow is aimed at promoting and preserving the diverse Namibian cultures among the youth in general and school learners in particular. 

Embrace the future

While people are so caught up in politics and the trivialities of everyday life, there is a whole future waiting to be created.

Social Reflection: From Broke to Money Savvy

Financial Literacy 102 – Budgeting  The idea of getting your finances under wraps can be exhausting. The thought of tracking expenditure, and simply taking care to not overspend. Let’s face it, it is easier to spend than save, it is easier to spend

//Kharas coaches youth on model citizenry

The Ministry of Educations’ Namib Circuit conducted a workshop brainstorming on the //Kharas Character Transformation Campaign in Lüderitz recently, as a means of working out modalities to prepare members of the youth as tomorrow’s adults.

Courage

Sometimes you do things you don’t understand or without a reason even. Sometimes you fall prey to your unruly desires, sometimes you lack courage. It’s not every day that you are able to stay strong and do the things that need to be done, not all days are the same.

Social Reflection: Poverty Cycle Breakers

“Over the past five years, the Namibian economy registered an average growth rate of 4.3 percent. However, with an unemployment rate of 29.9 percent, poverty incidence of 26.9 percent and HIV prevalence of 16.9 percent, a large portion of the Namibian population remains vulnerable.” – UNDPA

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Sheer passion and dedication for social work

WINDHOEK – Auguste Shikongo is a young Namibian PhD candidate who wants to take her studies further and specialise in social work. “I see the way I grew up and I want to bring some changes to those people,” she said.  “I have family members who are struggling and live in informal settlements,” she pointed out. 

Budget for the youth and the nation

Last month the Finance Minister announced the national budget and a few weeks later, the President gave his state of the nation speech. The common denominator was that they were all centered around the youth.

Bullying and intimidation

The world is tough and mean. In a sense it is actually cutthroat, everybody is trying to reach the top or become the best and many will do anything in their power to overcome obstacles in their way, even if those obstacles are fellow people.

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"I am a conqueror"

WINDHOEK- “I am a conqueror because of my persevering nature. I am very resourceful and inventive. I love outdoor activities as well as meeting and talking to people,” Eslien Tsuses the 22-year old Project Manager at I am the key children media introduced herself.  

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‘Graduates with disabilities are doubted’

WINDHOEK –   A visually impaired graduate who specialised in retail marketing management is of the view that people living with disabilities are still considered with much doubt when seeking employment even if they were accorded the same opportunities and training as anyone else.

Graduations Galore!

One of the sweetest feelings that a student can ever experience is passing their exams. But graduating takes the cake, that feeling of accomplishment that you get inside when you are holding your qualification in your hands is one of a kind.

Social Reflection: Invest in yourself

A conversation with the High Commissioner of the British Commission pointed to the fact that I adamantly write on the strength found in self-evaluation. This was coupled with a sincere need to have the entrepreneur and aspiring entrepreneur to self-reflect. Many times we spend a lot of time reading self-help books on how to acquire wealth. 

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‘My empowering journey to the United States of America’

From being bullied for not being able to speak English fluently to becoming one of the young Namibians with strong potential to positively impact the country, Anna Shilongo is today finishing her Master’s in Business Administration which is one more degree to add to the other three she already attained. 

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Young authors honoured

WINDHOEK- Three young writers were last week Saturday awarded for their creativity and contribution to local literature through ‘I am the Key Media’ at a glamourous event held at the National Independence Memorial Museum. 

Social Reflection: You must be teachable

I have walked a journey that has been inspired from the onset by a man I call my father. He has inspired me in his journey, he not only spoke words of wisdom into my life, but he was also the set example of what it looks like to walk in those words of

Don’t allow your research to gather dust!

As all roads will lead to the Safari Hotel this week, much anticipation is focused on the ceremony. So, what happens after research has been completed? What impact does a graduate make after spending endless nights, gathering various sources of information on a particular topic? 

Time and people

There are only two things I consider constant in this world. Ever since I came to life in my mommy’s tummy and all the years I have spent walking this earth, there have only been two things I consider constant and permanent.

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Social Reflection: Inadequacy

The world spends billions of dollars on the fashion and entertainment industry, an industry that preys on the insecurities of individuals and especially creates an inadequacy in the individual. Inadequacy and insecurity are the foundation on which the industry is built because it creates a false impression that the famous celebrities covered in the tabloids are the norm and standard.

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'Giving up is not an option'

WINDHOEK – Priskilla Salkeus, a young medical technologist and public health advocate, describes herself as an outgoing, witty and persuasive individual with a keen interest in public health, public speaking and chatting.

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Young entrepreneur on business and education

WINDHOEK- Talah Hashipala learned from an early age that hardwork breeds success and the Grade 12 learner who is also a model is now a proud owner of an online clothing store. The 23-year old started selling clothes at the age of 21 and is now the proud owner of T&M Fashion Collection. 

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Students attend leadership excursion

WINDHOEK- The Maltas Club Namibia, a premier student club that caters for young students who do not only excel in their academic career but also in other spheres of their lives, such as community work, recently held its extensive leadership training bootcamp near Maltahöhe in the Hardap Region.  

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WAD capacitates 131 youth in Aminuis

AMINUIS - The Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Lucia Witbooi has urged the youth to safeguard the skills acquired during the courses conducted by Women’s Action for Development (WAD) and make sure such skills are put to good use.

2018 trade deficit remarkably reduced by 31%

WINDHOEK - The year 2018 recorded a trade deficit amounting to N$17.38 billion, which the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) has described as a remarkable reduction of 31 percent when compared to N$25.18 billion observed in the preceding year.  

King Gucci instills hope in youth

WINDHOEK – Young media socialite, motivational speaker, Mc, dancer, model and actor King Gucci official, real name Herman Malukolo (19) has an array of talents and wish so many talents surely he must be destined for stardom. 

‘You can be who you want to be’

WINDHOEK – A gifted poetess, Esperance Luvindao got into poetry when she was 13 years old. “I went to a school that was very pro-communication and English was a focus. I developed my writing skills and proper speaking went along with it,” says Luvindao.

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Background and past do not matter

LÜDERITZ – Twenty-four-year-old Sister Kashala is registered as a Candidate Quantity Surveyor with the Namibian Council for Architects and Quantity Surveyors and is on track with getting her PQS (Professional Registered Quantity Surveyor) expecting to complete her in training by the end of next February.

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Maltas nominees inspire Suiderlig learners

WINDHOEK - The ninth group of youth nominated to be part of the Maltas Club Namibia, a premier student club that caters for young students who do not only excel in their academic career, but also in other spheres of their lives, such as community work, recently held a motivational workshop at the Suiderlig High School in Keetmanshoop. 

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Big concert gives audience goose bumps

WIDNHOEK- Violin melodies, flute tones, percussion rhythms and brass sounds dominated the soundscape on the campus of the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) and plunged this week into a very special musical, almost magical atmosphere. 

Respect your parents

Respect is one of those things in life that you are taught from a young age, it is one of those lessons that can make people appreciate and tolerate you or simply despise you. 

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Budget for a sparing wedding ceremony

WINDHOEK - As soon as you are engaged, you start thinking of your big day with the hope that it will be a memorable affair. You want this day to be special without breaking the bank and landing up on the rocks.

Music, language focus at DHPS 

WINDHOEK- This Friday sees the opening of the Orchestra Week of the German Schools in Southern Africa in the auditorium of Deutsche Höhere Privaschule (DHPS Windhoek), one of the main attractions of the “German Weeks”.

Apologise when wrong

Our current president campaigned heavily on accountability and was duly praised for it at home and abroad. I believe that is something we should take seriously to combat some of the more serious social crimes that hurt our society today, but more importantly we should learn to apologise when we are wrong.

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Angra can unseat St. Boniface

LÜDERITZ - “I want us to keep in mind that with hard work we can achieve anything we can. Even knock St. Boniface, says Angra Pequena Senior Secondary School Head Girl, Mary Amutenya.

Young author set to release 4th book on world economy

WINDHOEK – Youth activist, author and a former president of the University of Namibia (Unam) Student Representative Council (SRC), Joseph Kalimbwe, is set to release his fourth book titled Fractured World; How Irresponsibility Led to Third World Economic Downturns, early next month. 

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Subtly addressing housing issue

WINDHOEK - Vistta Angula is an emergency practitioner whose job is mainly to assist people at the Katutura hospital.  But besides that he is an innovator who has decided to try building a house from plastic bottles filled with sand.

Communicate with the youth

We are in the golden age of communication, it has never been easier to get a message across to one person or to a whole country and times have certainly changed for the better in this department. 

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Youth must innovate to overcome economic blues

WINDHOEK - With the country finding herself in a tough economic climate, the youth should start coming up with innovative ideas that will help save the country’s economy, create employment and contribute to the development of the country.

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Fabiola Tsaoses is top of the tops

WINDHOEK –Fabiola Tsaoes (14), a Grade 8 learner is the top performer of the Ndjuluwa97 Academy, receiving a trophy at its prize-giving ceremony and two years anniversary celebration at Acacia High School recently. 

Fire talk, games to teach language, culture 

WINDHOEK- How long can you speak your mother tongue without mixing it with English or Afrikaans? If you think you have what it takes to fluently and accurately speak Oshiwambo without mixing it with any other language, there is a challenge brewing. 

Leaders, lead by example!

It is well documented that corruption is rife in most African countries, and at times it seems as though rules and laws are nothing but words on paper and depending on whom you are or what you do, they might not apply to you as they would apply to the next person. 

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A young man full of ideas

Born in Lubango, Angola 34 years ago, Kennedy Liswani is one young man destined for greatness. He started primary school in Oshakati and moved to Windhoek in 1994 to finish his primary education at People’s Primary School (PPS) and completed his secondary schooling at Ella Du Plessis before moving to South-Africa for tertiary education.

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Tov host non-stop dancing 

WINDHOEK - Having learnt that most of the children who graduated from the Tsumeb-based Multi-Purpose Centre but at Etosha Secondary School and few other primary schools do not have textbooks, the Tov is hosting a fundraising dance. 

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Lilly Rukoro, embracing the Asian skies

WINDHOEK - There has been a lot of complaints about youth unemployment in Namibia and it has become a widely talked about issue. The unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

Youth must turn to blue collar jobs

There is a popular saying in Oshiwambo that translate to “hard work never kills”. Something that the elders in the north constantly tell the youth, especially the lazy ones when it comes to work. I like that saying and the meaning behind it.

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Youths give impressions on Valentine

WINDHOEK - Thursday is Valentine’s Day, celebrated on February 14 worldwide. Many young people have different views. Some believing in its romantic nature when people go out of their way to shower their loved ones with gifts of all kinds.  

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Background does not matter but one’s dream

WINDHOEK – Twenty-four-year old Naftal Nghishekwa who describes himself as a marketing guru, says ever since graduating, he has never wanted to be a job seeker but a job creator, which drove him to initiate his own agency, Tailored Solution Transactors (TST) Marketing and Advertising, end of last year. 

Work hard! Fruits of hard work are sweet!

It’s a new day, a new week, a new month and a New Year. What a time to be alive. It’s a blessing to have made it this far in life. I would like to use this opportunity to wish everyone a happy New Year and send you good wishes for the year. I hope your hard work yields evergreen fruits this year.

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Poiyah Media interns get a niche in job market

WINDHOEK - Poiyah Media, a platform created to assist third and final year students from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) and the University of Namibia (Unam) to enhance their skills in the corporate world, reflected on the successes of the former interns. 

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Fundraising to continue pilot training

WINDHOEK - Twenty-one-year-old Riundja Kaumbi is a student pilot at the Wonderboom National Airport at Eagle Air in Pretoria, South Africa, in pursuit of her first Private Pilot Licence (PPL), before moving on to a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL).

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YEEP to offer 15 bursaries

WINDHOEK - The Youth Economic Empowerment Program (Yeep) is offering 15 bursaries for a certificate in Early Childhood Development as well as in Organic Gardening Training to the youth this year.

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Physical, emotional abuse did not break him

WINDHOEK – “I’m a servant and that describes how I have been raised, a belief I hold which is not created for me, but for others, and that is what you will see when you look at me, what I do and what you will hear when you are communicating with me about anything,” says Josef Petrus van der Westhuizen.

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Ex Van Rhyns inspire current crop

WINDHOEK - Current learners of the Van Rhyn Primary School in Windhoek, which celebrated its 70th anniversary last Thursday, are being inspired by former learners of the school in their schooling and to eventually become what they aspire to become one day. 

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Steven readies to make musical waves

At the age of nine years he sounded his first rhyme for real with phenomenal responses as  people could not believe his feat. Ever since, his friends started to look up to him with awe. In 2017 he started composing songs with Cronix & Arafat. Before that he only did mixtapes.

The youth are the wheels of change

I can’t remember the last time someone told me news that they saw on TV, read in a newspaper or even heard on radio, even if it was true. It’s mostly from social media or hearsay. Traditional methods of doing things are slowly but surely fading out. No one embraces and drives this change like the youth have. Technology moves so fast and changes things even faster.

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A young engineer in the making

WINDHOEK - Saara Mweneni Ndeuyeeka (21), currently working as a site engineer and foreperson intern at the Etn Technical services, says her most desirable goal is to boost her self-confidence. 

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Young beauty regent  doing charity work

LÜDERITZ –  Drew-Ann Engelbrecht, 11, who started modelling at seven years and winner of   Miss Princess Namibia  2017, donated hampers to the elderly at the old age home in Lüderitz and to other needy people last Saturday. 

Don’t lie to the youth

The other day I was scrolling through social media and noticed that the next two years are election season for most countries, including Namibia. For some nations this usually spells a period of unrest and protests, while for civilians it’s another season of empty promises exchanged for votes.

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Driven to nursing to take care of granny, mother

WINDHOEK – Ananias Meduletu Mulokoshi developed a passion for nursing after taking care of his late mother and granny.  “I grew up with my siblings and friends. I am an orphan on both sides.  I came from a business family and grew up doing business with my late mother, cousins and aunty in a location called Olumbongo and in the market,” relates the 32-year-old entrepreneur, event organiser, member of the Oniipa Youth Choir and owner of Letu Urban Wear. The Ondando village-born lad from Oniipa, in the Oshikoto Region, has a measure of his mother’s business skills rubbed into him, turning her old place into a complex that he named after her. 

Enjoy yourself

The end of the year is upon us and I truly hope you enjoyed it. I hope you gave it your all and that you are now enjoying the fruits of your labour. That doesn’t really matter, now let’s simply enjoy ourselves we don’t need permission, the festive vibe is enough reason.

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NQA caution learners against bogus institutions

In a few short weeks, the 2019 academic year will kick off with registration at various institutions of higher learning.  During the past few days, the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) has observed with concern, a number of unaccredited institutions brazenly advertising their programmes for 2019.

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Passionate to nurture a responsible generation

WINDHOEK – An  expert on contemporary relationships and love related matters, Kilian Amavila, is a village millennial. His passion for counselling and motivating people is driven by his interest to influence and shape the minds of other individuals. 

Exam result stress

The end of the year is the time to start unwinding and letting the stress and hard work of the year leave your mind and body. A well-deserved break is on the cards, as is a fun and relaxing time with family and friends.

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Astronomer offers free classes to learners

WINDHOEK - British astronomer, Dr Rhodri Evans, aspires to make changes in the lives of the learners in Namibia. Evans, a dedicated, diligent, curious and passionate astronomer, who is currently a senior lecturer in Physics at the University of Namibia (Unam), initiated free classes assisting learners to learn more about science and mathematics

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Mentorship programme reached 26 000 learners

WINDHOEK - Panduleni Nghipandulwa, a former learner at Delta Secondary School, has reached out to inspire and motivate 26 000 learners across the country, through the youth development and mentorship programme he started earlier this year. 

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King of Kulture album drops

O.COM, made up of Junoxz and Wizzen, hailing from Opuwo in Ruacana Constituency has released their second album, King of Kulture. King of Kulture has 14 tracks concentrating on social issues. In fact, the album is inspired by the Dhemba traditional music with a mix of modern sound. The genre is dominantly Afro pop and Dancehall with hybrids like Afro-trance, Afro-club as well as Kwaito. Other songs have a House and a bit of Trapsoul vibe. “The key message in this album is basically to urge the youth to embrace their roots because we believe tradition in other word may be a very good religion,” says Junoxz.

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Youth need refocusing  - activist

WINDHEOK-Youth activist and former president of the Students Representative Council (SRC) for the University of Namibia (Unam), Joseph Kalimbwe (25), says young people need to refocus their lives to shape the future of their countries.

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Youth implored to unlock blue economy

WALVIS BAY - The CEO of the Namibia Ports Authority, Bisey /Uirab, has encouraged Namibian youth to take up a keen interest and explore the ocean economy as a means of job creation and poverty alleviation.

Deadline for SSC-DF bursaries next Friday

WINDHOEK – Academically deserving Namibians from disadvantaged backgrounds who are unemployed have until the end of this month to apply to the Social Security Commission’s Development Fund (SSC-DF) for fulltime study at institutions of higher learning in countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). 

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

If I had all the answers I’d be a god. They are the only ones who have all the answers to all the questions and problems in the world, that’s why people pray and worship them. As mere mortals we walk and live on earth and have to find a way to make it through the daily struggles that define who we are. All this is challenging and can be tiring. When the going gets tough, the tough ask for help.

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First grader dreaming big  

WINDHEOK - Anea Otto, a Grade One learner at St. Andrews Primary School, recently awarded top Grade One performer at the school, says she want to study hard and become a doctor or teacher. 

People can’t be controlled

If it’s meant to be it will be. A few people will understand what that means, an even smaller group of people will be able to grasp its meaning. As humans we try to control, as much as we can, we will at times go to extreme measures just to keep control.

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Celebrating 10 Years of PASCH

WINDHOEK - Learners and teachers from the different PASCH schools in Namibia met at the Delta Secondary School to celebrate 10 years of PASCH as well as the German language in Namibia on October 27.

Short films by learners premieres

WINDHOEK - Fifty German and French as a Foreign Language learners from four schools, Windhoek High School, Concordia Secondary School, Ella Du Plessis Secondary School and Jan Jonker High School are premiering their short films this Saturday at the Goethe-Institut Namibia at 16h00.

Don’t be afraid to fail

Life would not be the same if everything was perfect. Actually I reckon it would be dull and boring. Our species thrive on trial and error. It is how we got here and is probably how we will advance as time goes on. We have created a culture among ourselves that frowns and stigmatises failure, even when it’s unnecessary. This is especially true when it comes to the youth. Whenever their actions or accomplishments do not meet those of society, they are labeled as a failure.

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Being at the bottom builds character

WINDHOEK – Elise Shinedima is a dynamic young woman raised within a family of eight by very formidable parents who installed in her strong values and morals that shaped her into the woman she is today. 

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Sampofu calls on youth to study agriculture

KATIMA MULILO - Zambezi Regional Governor Lawrence Sampofu has called on young people from the region and the country at large to enrol for agriculture courses, so that they can be educated on the best agricultural practices required to maintain food security in the country.

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iChoose Youth Leadership Programme launched 

WINHDOEK - The School of Destiny Associate (SODA) which primarily focuses on providing youth mentorship and coaching,  recently launched the iChoose Youth Leadership Values Programme as part of the John Maxwell iLead annual Global Youth Initiative (GYI).

Teachers Exercise: Don’t be afraid to fail

Life would not be the same if everything was perfect. Actually I reckon it would be dull and boring. Our species thrive on trial and error. It is how we got here and is probably how we will advance as time goes. We have created a culture among ourselves that frowns and stigmatises failure, even when it’s unnecessary.

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Girls dominate Mandume awards

WINDHOEK – Girl learners dominated the Mandume Primary School academic  awards as best overall performers. The award ceremony last week saw boy learners only scooping awards in Grade 5 and 7.

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Gobabis Gymnasium wins ATKV’s idioms competition

WINDHOEK- Karlien Visser and WP Oosthuizen, learners from Gobabis Gymnasium are winners of the 2018 Idiom Competition hosted by the ATKV (‘Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuur Vereniging’ – Afrikaans Language and Culture Association) and NBC’s Hartklop FM.

Know what you want

Life is a marathon not a sprint race. Most people go through life not knowing what they want out of it. In the early stages of adulthood, the youth go through the motions of life without really knowing what they want out of it or what is happening. Some just go through life imitating what other people are doing, without ever taking a minute to consider what they would do if there was no one to imitate.

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Kavango youths urged to maximise recording studio

RUNDU - Tweuya Nelumbu a sound technician in charge of the state-of-the-art recording studio at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) here, is urging youths in the two regions of  Kavango to utilise the recording studio to the maximum as it has been built to assist artist in the regions and beyond.

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Children appreciate PHF’s benevolence

WINDHOEK – Samuel Markus (10) from Havana is thankful to the Patty’s Heart Foundation (PHF) for always taking care of them, encouraging children to pay attention to their school work and to study hard to provide for themselves in the future, while Annastasia Shihepo (7) from Okahandja Park says the gestures will encourage them to do the same and feed vulnerable people when they grow up.

Always ask the question “why”

​​​​​​​As I’ve grown older over the years, one striking thing that I’ve noticed in people is that they ask the question “why” less as they get older. On the other hand, whenever I talk to children they are always full of curiosity and ask the question “why” to everything that is happening around them and is being said.

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Monitronic awarded over 200 students

WINDHOEK- Over 200 students received certificates and diplomas at NQF level 5-NQF level 6 at the Monitronic Success College 20th anniversary and its 16th graduation ceremony in Windhoek on October 5. 

Youth conference  starts today in Ongwediva  

WINDHOEK – The National Youth Council and the Hanns-Seidel Foundation, European Union, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Progress Namibia, AIESEC Namibia and Internet Society Namibia Chapter are hosting a two-day conference in Ongwediva today and tomorrow.

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Youth project the land question

WINDHOEK - Following the just ended five-day national land conference, a group of architectural students from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) held a week-long public projection on the land question and related matters in front of the Ministry of Justice.

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Employability coaching an eye-opener – Tjaveondja

WINDHOEK – An eye-opener, is how one of the students, Upi Tjaveondja, also a member and speaker of the Student Parliament at the University of Namibia, describes a seminar hosted by the Otjiwana Cultural Society and Otja Kapuuo Peer Group to guide and prepare students for the job market.

Persevering to achieve her dreams

WINDHOEK-A proud patriotic Namibian young woman Frieda Lukas (25) says she is persistent an achieving her dreams.  A bachelor degree graduate in Journalism and Communication Technology at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Lukas is now doing an honours degree in Communications at the same university.

People were meant to be different

We live in a time where everyone has an opinion they want to share. Whether it’s politics, feminism, religion, race or sexuality, it usually causes a hateful outcome. People seem to have lost respect in their approach to speak their mind and as

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Sharing his entrepreneurial recipe

WINDHOEK - Besides his challenging upbringing, he managed to break through to fully explore his potential. This is the mechanical engineering graduate and author of the book Respect My Hustle, Sylvester Shapwa.

Teachers Exercise: Speak English

There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration, when one is meditating on the standard of our local education. However, after everything is set and done, it all boils down to two pillars: the teacher and the learner/student. 

TEACHERS EXERCISE: Natural Memory

These exercises are meant for those teachers, who can humbly admit that there is always room for improvement. This is an attempt to provide additional teaching skills. These skills are not taught at teacher training institutions, but they form the basis

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Land ultimate instrument – youth

WINDHOEK - National Youth Council Representative Chairperson JP van der Westhuizen who was about four years old when the first National Land Conference took place in 1991, says land is the ultimate instrument for economic emancipation.

Youth to learn about access to information

WINDHOEK- As part of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) 2018 celebrations, the Namibia Media Trust (NMT) is hosting the #YouthQuakeNam event under the theme “Information is Youth Power”. 

ESDA commemorating Day of the Namibian Child 

WINDHOEK - The Ecumenical Social Diaconate Action (ESDA)’s Friendly Haven, a shelter for abused women and children, is celebrating the Day of the Namibian Child with the children from the Sonder Water community this Friday at the ESDA Conference & Training Centre in Hochland Park.

Teachers Exercise: Fear and Memory

Dear teacher, these exercises will shift your paradigm of teaching, because they will help you to connect to your learners on a deeper level and thus your pupils will engage more actively in the learning process.

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Epukiro JSS awards learners,

WIDHOEK- Uetuuaneka Karumendu (Grade 8), Korokue Tjomuho (Grade 9), and Tujamee Tjinape (Grade 8), are the top performers of the Epukiro Junior Secondary School having obtained 43, 33 and 39 marks respectively in the August examinations.

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Nam children more into music video watching

WINDHOEK - Namibian children are more likely to watch video content and listen to music, than spend time on social media. Kaspersky Lab’s latest report, based on statistics from the company’s Parental Control modules, has revealed.

A little time with our  parents is necessary

All the basic life skills were taught to us by our parents and guardians, they taught us what we needed to know while growing up. From cleaning our noses to using the toilets. They are our reference and directors for a good life. They were our first teachers that offered life education for free.

Teachers exercise: Why Exams?

There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when one tries to answer the question: how can we raise the standard of our local education? The main factors however, remain the teacher and the student.

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‘I hope to get my own bed’

OTJINENE -  “I hope to get my own bed...I want to enjoy sleeping alone with my own blankets,” says Monalisa Tjituaiza, a Grade 5 learner who could not hide her joy at the new provisions of fifty beds, blankets and mattresses, courtesy of the

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Children’s storybook introduced

WINDHOEK - The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek launched its children’s storybook titled Frieda and the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations (UN) Library in Klein Windhoek recently.

Global Youth Initiative in Namibia launches this Friday

WINDHOEK - Genade Business Solutions cc, a faith-based company in Namibia, in partnership with Knowledge is Your Key Academy (KiYK), a John Maxwell Certified Team based in South Africa is officially launching the John Maxwell Global Youth Initiative in Namibia on Friday in Warmbad, which is billed the  “Glamour Event of the Year for the Youth in Namibia”. 

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Talent Factory Academy trainees announced

WINDHOEK – Esther Beukes, Toivo Nghidipohamba and Sally Jason are the three young Namibians who have been selected to partake in the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy filmmaking training for 12 months starting October 1 in Zambia this year.

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WHS learner crowned Miss Teen Namibia 2018

WINDHOEK - Nicole Landsburg from Windhoek High School (WHS) has been crowned this year’s Miss Teen Namibia.  Clarisse Muller is the first runner up, while Operi Kazombiaze is the second runner up. The competition took place at the Gymnasium School hall on Saturday.

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Namibian youth takes first steps to entering space

WINDHOEK - Fresh from being elected to the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) as coordinator for African, Senior Shimhanda, a final year Master of Engineering student at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) has passed the entrance examination to Japanese Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) for the Space Engineering International Course (SEIC).  

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Girls inspired after empowerment camp

She learned wonderful things that sooner or later are bound to change her life, such as about teenage pregnancy, how to abstain from sex and how a young girl can speak openly to her parents about issues effecting her, says Reefbica /Howoses, 15, one of the girls who attended a VisionCore mentorship programme for girls over the weekend.

Steadily moving towards leadership

WINDHOEK – Selma Ambunda is a goal-driven mid-career woman with a passion for driving change. A devoted hardworking Christian and believer she grew up in rural Namibia in the small village of Ouma, in the Omusati Region. Walking long distances from home to school and back, covering ten kilometres a day, did not put her off school but instead motivated her to one day change her circumstances.

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Youth initiates campaign against GBV

WINDHOEK - Operi Kazombiaze, a 16-year-old aspiring model has initiated a Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaign titled #KnowYourWorthy, to reduce GBV among the youth and all Namibians at large.

Young people at the centre of the SADC agenda

WINDHOEK - The 38th Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit that took place last week had young people at the centre of its agenda with the theme “Promoting infrastructure development and youth empowerment for sustainable development”.

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Miss High School North auditions on September 1

WINDHOEK – The first audition of this year’s Miss High School North will be held at Gwashamba Mall in Ondangwa, Oshana Region on September 1, with the main event scheduled for December 19 at the Ekamuti Lodge in the northern part of the country. The auditions start at 09h00.

SADC youth to discuss joblessness, other issues

WINDHOEK - More than 800 young people across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and 200 representatives from different regions in the country will meet for two days in a meeting titled SADC People’s Summit tomorrow and Friday.

Some youth ditch ‘smelly’ condoms

ONGWEDIVA - There are many reasons that young Namibians have advanced for not using condoms, one of them they said is because the plastic sheath apparently makes sex dry and on the other hand condoms are apparently smelly.